Had a great day out today meeting up with Jaffa (HERE) to catch up and talk a bit of business. Jaffa and I are old uni mates. He is currently living in Devon so Poole Harbour ( HERE) was half way meet up point. We did Lytchett Fields. Studland Point and Arne Nature Reserve. Highlights included 25 Black-necked Grebe, Med Gulls, Kittiwake, Guillemot and Great Northern Diver off Studland Point, Marsh Harrier at Lytchett Fields and 15+ Goldeneye and 17 Red-breasted Merganser in Poole Harbour from Arne. Also great to see flocks of Brent Geese and other waterfowl (including up to 15 Pintail) and also 300+ Avocet all set in stunning landscape dotted with Sika Deer.
View over Poole Harbour
Brents etc with Sika Deers in the background
A flock of Black-necked Grebes off Studland Point . At least 25 were in the Bay.